BMC will be closed for our annual maintenance and facility cleanup on August 30th, 31st and September 1st (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). We will also be closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day and will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th for our regular operating hours from 12 - 8pm. We recommend that any equipment reservations be made prior to our closing on August 30th. Staff will be available be phone and email if you need to reach us during the days we are closed.
Here is a link the latest episode of Physician Focus, produced in Hopkinton, on steps you can take to prevent and limit your risk contracting West Nile Virus. BMC will be running this program, as well.
The Town Of Belmont and The Belmont Health Dept. would like you to know that the threat level for West Nile Virus has been elevated to HIGH in Belmont and surrounding communities. The Dept Of Public Health reminds you to reduce exposure during peak mosquito hours and to wear long sleeves and long pants, and apply insect repellent, when outdoors. Please visit the Town’s Web Site:
The new 7 configuration desk for studio A arrived this afternoon. Ron and Robert from UniSet delivered the set and showed the staff how each configuration sets up. With the full sized pieces also came a scale planning model to help producers figure out what configuration they want without having to move the full-sized pieces around.
Due to technical problems beyond our control, we were unable to cablecast live the August 15th Board of Selectmen meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience. We have resolved the issue and assure you that the next meeting on August 21st will have live coverage.
The August 15th meeting will air on channels 8/28 during the following dates and times:
BMC is pleased to announce the imminent arrival of our new modular desk piece for studio A. The desk from UniSet is completly modular and has 7 different configurations. The unit completly dissasembles and stores on two rolling carts when not in use so minimal space is lost in the studio to storage of the desk.
This desk will replace the one that has been serving us well for the past 8 years but has begun to show its age.
BMC is running the 2012 campaign programming block on both channels 8/28 and 96/30. Both channels will be airing campaign spots for State Representative and State Senate seats, the Belmont Democratic Committee State Representative Forum, the Republican Town Committee’s “Meet the Candidates” and other candidate interviews, including new episodes of Office Hours Live.
Campaign programming is airing during the following dates and times:
One of the studio A cameras has developed an issue that required it be sent to JVC for repair. All studio A producers should be aware that they need to make sure a Sony camcorder gets included with thier studio reservation in order to have three cameras. It is recommended that Studio A producers make thier reservations as soon as they know that they will need the studio, otherwise we can not assure the availability of 3 cameras.
I will keep everyone updated when more is known about the status of the sick JVC.